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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,101Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 301 out of 2061

$667K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 396 out of 2061

258 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Ohio
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 258 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 258 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 8,161 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

47 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Ohio
OMEPRAZOLE 368 218 1 5
LISINOPRIL 344 210 2 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 301 214 3 7
FUROSEMIDE 293 223 4 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 290 200 S3 5 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 241 137 6 74
METFORMIN HCL 238 185 7 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 238 181 7 4
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 221 125 S2 9 36
LANTUS 213 172 10 48
SIMVASTATIN 209 129 11 1
RISPERIDONE 176 67 12 66
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173 121 13 12
GABAPENTIN 172 86 14 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 171 156 15 24
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 167 155 16 3
CYMBALTA 162 145 17 59
TRAMADOL HCL 160 90 18 18
IBUPROFEN 153 67 19 90
CEPHALEXIN 152 115 20 112
NOVOLIN R 135 91 21 129
CITALOPRAM HBR 134 95 22 20
ATENOLOL 127 108 23 13
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 124 104 24 54
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 123 97 25 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 122 98 26 16
GLIPIZIDE 111 76 27 55
LEVETIRACETAM 104 54 28 102
OLANZAPINE 103 35 29 132
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100 83 30 23
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 98 72 31 72
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 95 19 R 32 149
TAMSULOSIN HCL 92 52 33 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 91 91 34 19
RANITIDINE HCL 89 62 35 53
SANTYL 85 81 36 274
TRAZODONE HCL 85 42 36 39
FENTANYL 83 56 S2 38 84
KLOR-CON M20 82 56 39 47
CARVEDILOL 81 47 40 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 79 77 41 11
SERTRALINE HCL 79 50 41 21
MIRTAZAPINE 77 69 43 46
NAMENDA 76 75 44 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75 55 45 42
NOVOLOG 74 53 46 102
PROMETHAZINE HCL 73 55 R 47 119
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72 50 48 64
LYRICA 71 22 49 83
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 70 39 50 80
LIDODERM 70 37 50 106
NAPROXEN 64 36 52 110
JANTOVEN 62 44 53 93
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61 51 54 87
CLOPIDOGREL 60 57 55 29
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58 55 56 76
ALLOPURINOL 58 58 56 28
CLONIDINE HCL 57 31 58 52
LAMOTRIGINE 55 14 59 186
METRONIDAZOLE 53 42 60 223
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 14 61 62
GLIMEPIRIDE 51 51 61 33
TRAVATAN Z 50 23 63 245
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Dec. 10, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.